Local News Top Stories

kion_default_640A

Thousands in water fees forgiven at Santa Cruz water school

So-called water wasters are heading back to school, for a chance to have expensive bills forgiven.

Courtesy: Don Clark

Big rig accident in Gilroy kills one, injures eight

One person is dead and eight others were sent to the hospital, three with critical injuries, after a big rig crashed into several cars in Gilroy, Monday night. 

Dear Jon EBT Cards 2

Dear Jon: EBT abuse questioned

Several social programs are connected to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards here in California, CalFresh and CalWorks to name the main two. But Social Services says that abuse can occur. Terri asks, “Dear Jon, Does the state monitor where EBT cash is spent?”

kion_default_640A

Man pleads guilty in Watsonville hotel robbery

A 37-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary charges stemming from incidents that occurred at a Watsonville hotel earlier this year.

kion_default_640A

Full-contact youth football practices restricted

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill limiting full-contact youth football practices in response to concerns about concussions.

kion_default_640A

Participation sought in Santa Cruz County passenger rail survey

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is studying the feasibility of train service along the 32-mile rail line, which roughly parallels Highway 1 and the coast.

Restoration of Watsonville wetlands

Courtesy of city of Watsonville

Watsonville gets $225,000 in grants for wetlands projects

The city of Watsonville has received $225,000 in grants for wetland trails and greenway projects. 

kion_default_640A

First case of chikungunya virus reported in a Monterey County resident

Monterey County health officials have confirmed the first case of chikungunya reported in a county resident.

kion_default_640A

One arrested on Cherokee Drive Sunday night in Salinas

Police arrested a 21-year-old man in North Salinas after reports that he had called 911 and told dispatchers he was "crazy," he had a gun and that he was going to kill someone.

kion_default_640A

Vacation home scams reported in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County prosecutors are warning people to take precautions when booking vacation rentals this summer to avoid getting scammed.

View More

Monterey County News

Dear Jon EBT Cards 2

Dear Jon: EBT abuse questioned

Several social programs are connected to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards here in…

kion_default_640A

First case of chikungunya virus reported in a Monterey County resident

Monterey County health officials have confirmed the first case of chikungunya…

kion_default_640A

One arrested on Cherokee Drive Sunday night in Salinas

Police arrested a 21-year-old man in North Salinas after reports that he had called…

Crystal Kisicki

Animal hoarder permanently barred from having contact with animals

A fake animal rescue group has settled a lawsuit with prosecutors in Monterey,…

More Local News

Santa Cruz County News

kion_default_640A

Thousands in water fees forgiven at Santa Cruz water school

So-called water wasters are heading back to school, for a chance to have expensive…

Dear Jon EBT Cards 2

Dear Jon: EBT abuse questioned

Several social programs are connected to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards here in…

kion_default_640A

Man pleads guilty in Watsonville hotel robbery

A 37-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary charges stemming from…

kion_default_640A

Participation sought in Santa Cruz County passenger rail survey

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is studying the feasibility…

More Santa Cruz County News

San Benito County News

Dear Jon EBT Cards 2

Dear Jon: EBT abuse questioned

Several social programs are connected to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards here in…

kion_default_640A

Pinnacles National Park brings in millions of dollars

A new National Park Service report shows that 237,677 visitors to Pinnacles National…

Message sign

Dear Jon: Too few electronic highway message signs?

We’ve seen the electronic message signs along the highways here on the Central Coast…

Central Coast doctor falls to his death while rock climbing

A well-known Morgan Hill and Gilroy doctor died Tuesday after a rock climbing…

More from KION

Positive Local News

Grace Khieu

Salinas teen wins scholarship for collecting, delivering eyeglasses to Jamaica

A Salinas teen is being recognized with a $1,000 scholarship from Kohl's Department…

kion_default_640A

Community Foundation of Monterey Co. announced neighborhood grants recipients

The Community Foundation for Monterey County has announced the recipients of the…

Make a Wish Graniterock team up for Seaside boy

Seaside boy gets to be a construction worker for a day

Renzo Lombardi, 3, has always loved big-rigs and construction trucks.

More Positive Local News

On This Day

  • On this day: July 22

    Soviet cosmonaut dogs Dezik and Tsygan

    Russian Federal Space Agency

    Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world, John Dillinger is gunned down behind a Chicago theater, two Soviet dogs become cosmonauts, and Prince George arrives to great fanfare, all on this day.

Local News Archive

  • Local News Archive

    Looking for a story previously aired on NewsChannel 5, your central coast news source? Find it on our Local News Archive Section or use the search bar at the top on the page.

 
There are currently no severe weather alerts.

Local Weather Forecast

Advertisement